Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tip #16: Add some fun widgets to your blog

This of course depends on what type of blog you have, what the subject of your blog is and what your audience is. Some blogs are more ideally suited for "fun content". If your blog falls into that category, then adding some fun interactive or eye-catching widgets may be a good idea.

Here is an example, a widget that determines what reading level is needed for people to read your blog. Of course take the results with a grain of sea-salt, but that's why it's fun! The widget is offered at the Critics Rant blog. Here is an example of what the widget thinks about this blog:

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2 comments:

BloggrZ said...

Hello There:

I could not find a "contact me" link, hence the comment.

Since you constantly talk about blogging tips, I am writing to see if you would be interested in writing about a new service recently launched to help increase bloggers'

readership.

Here is a little bit about the service.
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BloggrZ Toolbar(http://www.BloggrZ.com/toolbar) and BloggrZ.com are services for bloggers and blog-explorers.

Through the use of BloggrZ Toolbar, bloggers get to explore other blogs, get their own blogs explored and increase

readership. Blog-explorers, on the other hand, get to view the online world through bloggers' eyes. The toolbar remembers the

preferences set by a user and shows blogs based on those interests. Preferences can be updated any time.

BloggrZ.com allows you to submit blogs that will be reviewed by all through BloggrZ Toolbar and BloggrZ.com website and will

be promoted, based on popularity, to the main page of BloggrZ.com. Anyone can submit a blog. The blog will then be shown

through toolbar and will also be available on BloggrZ.com website for votes and comments. When a user submits a blog it will

be placed in the "Recently Submitted" area until it gains sufficient votes to be promoted to the main page.

"When you love blogs so much, why stumble all over the web? There is a better way to easily discover great blogs and let your

blog get discovered. All based on your preferences. Get your BloggrZ Toolbar today! "

Currently the toolbar is available for firefox users only.

The site is still in its alpha stage. Your feedback, support and participation is critical for its success.


Logo URL: http://www.bloggrz.com/templates/yget/images/bloggrz_alpha.png


Please let me know if you have any questions.

About me:

Name: Pranaya Ghimire, Washington DC (developer)

My main goal is to get users to use the toolbar. The service is similar to StumbleUpon, however, it is limited within and

targeted for blogosphere. Through the use of toolbar, I would like to see bloggers gain readership and find other blogs of

their interest. The toolbar prominently displays the Blog's RSS feed address everytime a new blog is loaded with a "Subscribe to this feed" button.

Thanks a lot.
Pranaya

1001 blog tips said...

Thanks for your comment! This blog is in a pre-beta stage at the moment. I will be adding more things in the next few days!

I'll take a look at BloggrZ. If I can find some extra time, I'll give it a try! If only there were 48 hours in a day!

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